Halloween Cookies

I am so excited that Halloween is just around the corner. This time of year is always so much fun. For one night, we all can transform into something or someone different than our normal selves. To start gearing up for this years Halloween, I chose to make some cookies!

Halloween Cookies

I am rather pleased how these turned out. This is my very first professional looking icing job. I am learning as I go.

Halloween Cookies
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Serves: 60-75
Ingredients
  • 2 cups of Sugar
  • 1 cup of Butter
  • 1 cup of Sour Cream
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 3 eggs (well beaten)
  • 5-6 cups of Flour
  • 1 tsp of Baking Powder
Instructions
  1. Using a stand mixer, cream sugar and butter.
  2. Mix the sour cream and baking soda in a smaller bowl, then mix it in with the sugar and butter.
  3. Add in the vanilla and eggs.
  4. Sift flour and baking soda together and mix it into the mixture slowly.
  5. Chill for 1 hour.
  6. Then you can roll the dough out and cut into your desired shapes.
  7. Bake at 375 for about 8 minutes. (adjust time as needed)
Notes
I use a stand mixer since the dough gets thick. You can use a hand mixer. Also, NEVER double the recipe. It will burn up your stand mixer's motor. Believe me I know! If you need to double, just make 2 batches.

 
Royal Icing
 
Ingredients
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tsp of lemon juice
  • 2 lbs of powdered sugar (you may not use all of this)
  • gel food coloring
Instructions
  1. Combine the egg whites and lemon juice in a large bowl.
  2. Shift the powder sugar.
  3. Add the the powdered sugar a little at a time to the large bowl. Use your hand mixer with the hooks.
  4. Once you get a fairly stiff icing, you can use this for piping.
  5. For flooding, you just need to add a bit of water to the icing.
  6. Take bits of the icing to mix up the colors you will need in smaller bowls.
Notes
Don't worry if it doesn't turn out exactly right. You can always add water or powdered sugar to get it to the consistency you want.

 

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